New research in human memory points to the fact that the rapid technological development and our daily use of technology is changing how our memory works. In this workshop led by former Visual Arts Resident Helene Nymann, participants will study alternative ways of remembering, looking at ancient and indigenous memory-devices, such as the Method of Loci and the Inca recording device known as Quipu. By doing so, we’ll explore how these systems can strengthen the ability to remember as well as the ability to choose what to remember. By the end of the workshop, we will create our own memory-system to integrate into everyday life and creative practices.
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: Materials will be provided.
Helene Nymann is a former resident of Pioneer Works. A Danish multidisciplinary artist focusing on the notion of embodied knowledge and the ways in which associative images stimulate memory. Nymann constructs performative environments in which the moving image, sound and sculpture make way for transformative arrays of consciousness. Nymann holds a BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Currently a PhD fellow affiliated with the Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark and in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark. Recent exhibitions at New Museum, (NYC), Tate Modern (London), Copenhagen Contemporary (Copenhagen), Fridman Gallery (NYC).
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